I’m getting there 😊🎨

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧡

Some weeks ago, closely a mont ago, to more correctly, I got some painting orders. Five glassbottles and six canvas 🎨. A creative challenge I have and still do enjoy to work with,- but of course and unfortunately, it takes a bit longer time to paint and finish a order like this when I’m painting in between my ordinary job 😊. And inbetween the painting I have also felt on this performance anxiety. What if my customer don’t like the finish product? 😳

I do like the results more and more, and better and better as closer I’m getting to the end of this painting project. But that doesn’t mean my customer will like it.

When I’m finish with both the canvas as well as the glassbottles I’m going to show you the results,- but my customer will get a tiny little peek first of all 😊. And I’m going to be finish during this week- something I’m actually looking forward too 😊.

If the painting was my ordinary job I haven’t use so much time on a order like this as I have used now. And it’s also this sudden summer heat that “showed up” makes the oilpanting dry a bit slower, and then it’s a bit difficult to finish with not dry painting 🌞. But I did find a tiny solution on that one,- fan 🌬. So during the last days the painting has been easier to do, because the painting is “working” a bit better and smoother together with me, and dry a bit faste when I’m using the fan 😊🎨.

I need to admit that I’m dreaming of, and have some small wishes and thoughts that my mainly and ordinary job actually could be to just paint 🎨. I’m trying to find some solutions to maybe manage that, this dream and wish can be and will be true, but it’s not easy 😊. And one thing I know,- even I really enjoy painting I also like to have food on the table 🍲🥤, And to be an artist it’s not necessarily the same as to get in enough money for covering the daily and monthly expenses. And one thing I’m sure of,- I’m not going down that road again where I’m struggling my ass off to be able to cover and pay for the different expenses 💰.

During this last weeks I have also prepared a basket with different painted glassbottles that will be for sale in Case Barella/ La Cala/ Mijas 🎨🧺. I’m going to deliver the basket with the painted glassbottles tomorrow,- and need to admit I’m a bit excited about that, and how the salsa will go 😊.

So that’s what I have been doing the last days and week,- my ordinary job and finish some different of painted glassbottles and some canvas as well 🎨😊.

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡 Thank you so much for using your time and dropping by my blog today 🧡

See you soon 😊

Some of the products from the order I’m working on now at days,- not quite finish,- but very soon 😊

I have been working a bit with some painted orders during the last days and week,- and soon “I getting there”- getting finished oilpainted products I can deliver to some customers 😊. But the heat slowed the painting process a bit down, until I found a fan 🌬😊. And the “windy air” dry the painting a bit faster then the sun 🌬🌞.

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I get a little “performance anxiety” 🎨😌

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧡

I have got some few orders on both canvas as well as painted glassbottles, and I need to admit I get a tiny little bit “performance anxiety” 😅. One thing is to paint what’s “jump into my mind”, another thing when people tell me what they want me to paint for them…. and on top of that it’s also a paying order 😳. Then the painted product really need to be as perfect as possible.

A couple of weeks ago a friend of Mathilde order two painted glassbottles, and she just gave me some few keywords to work with and paint from.

The first painted glassbottle she wanted the “theme” spontaneity, and the colours orange and brown.

Hmmm? How to solve that? Paint it? 🤔 I needed a couple of days to think about that one before I started, but the results was not to bad at all 😊. And Mathilde’s friend was very pleased with the glassbottle, something that was the most important thing 😊. What do you think about the painted result?

Spontaneity coloured in orange and brown 🎨
And without lights inside,- pretty cool glassbottles 😊

I thought it was so cool so I actually painted one similar to my self as well. They are not identical,- because I don’t manage to do that. Just more and less similar. So you can say all my painted glassbottles are one of a kind and unique in their own way. Personal, decorative art, even “handmade”, or at least hand painted 😀.

The next glassbottle she gave me the “theme” sweet indiflowers and the colours pink and violet. Indiflowers are not the most difficult to paint, but sweet? 🤔

I did try “to solve” that one too as best as I could ,- and lucky for me “the new owner” of the glassbottle was very pleased with the results on that glassbottle too 😊.

Sweet indiflowers in pink and violet painted on order to a friend of Mathilde 😊.
And the glassbottle without lights inside 💡

The owner is happy then I’m happy too. And to be honest,- I’m actually a bit proud how I “solved” to paint something from just a few keywords. I was nervous and I had “performance anxiety,- but it became a couple of not to bad oil painted glassbottles at all 🥰. At the same time as I like this kind of creative challenge to paint on order,- it gives me a nervous, but very sharped mind to made a perfect and personal product for my costumer as possible 💛.

Last weekend I got some new oil painting order,- and this is a bit bigger and a bit more “challenging” then the last one,- but I believe I will manage to paint more and less what my “customers” have order 🤞.

It’s actually not one single order, it’s three orders to three different women. One order for 3 painted winebottles, of course with different colours, and different illustrations as well. The next order is two middle size glassbottles, one with blue and green colours, and one with a kind of pink colour, and some green too. The third order is oilpainted canvas, 4 or 6 in size 20×20 cm, and 20×50 cm. I have got some “signal” about what kind of illustrations they want, at the same time I need to use my creativity 💡🎨.

I will probably manage to “solve” all this painting orders too, but I have used some days to think a bit about how and what, and also felt about on this “performance anxiety”. But I did start the painting process yesterday,- and I’m looking forward to create something hopefully my customers will be very, very happy and pleased for 🤞🥰. I like this kind of creative challenge, but of course I do feel a bit much about this “performance anxiety” as well, and that I want to do my best so they will be happy….but I don’t know that before I’m finish with the painting job 🎨.

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡 Thank you so much for using your time and dropping by my blog today 🧡

See you soon 😊

I actually got so inspired by Mathilde’s friend “Spontaneity with orange and brown- so I painted one for my self as well,- as canvas as well as at a glassbottle 🎨

Sometimes there dropping by an order and two for glassbottles and canvas,- and then the customer have some more and less specific wishes for what they want me to paint 🎨😊. I like that,- it gives me a creative challenge, at the same time as I get both nervous and a bit of a kind of “performance anxiety”. Because what if the costumer doesn’t like or are pleased with the what I have painted for them?😳🎨 At the same time,- it’s really fun to paint like this 😊🎨.

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Oh,- this is so cool and different 😊🎨

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧡

I find it very liberating to paint, and I’m getting braver and bolder when it comes to painting new things.  Try something new – such as something very abstract and maybe even a touch of Picasso? Just let my pencil and brushes really play with the different colours on the canvas 🎨. Like I did with this painting:

It’s so cool,- and different from my other paintings 🎨 And is fun to paint 😁 Can you see the lady that’s dancing?💃

Oh,- it became so cool and so different then from other things I have painted. And it gave me a new liberating feeling when I did paint it. It’s fun to try something new,- and it doesn’t “scare” me anymore either. It’s like I’m getting braver and braver with my paintings 🎨. It’s a bit like I’m exploring my painting abilities, and I really like it 🥰.

I like this painting,- very much,- and it’s actually a bit funny too. I didn’t paint it in the direction did I show you in my first photo. But it felt more “correct” for me to have it in that direction, but it’s not sure for others. I can see a lady that’s dancing . Can you?

I painted on the canvas in this direction:

I did paint this painting in this direction- and there can be different kinds of images or illustrations in this direction too 😊 In this direction I can see a moose face. Can you? Or maybe the month to a crocodile? Or a wolf?

In a painting we see different things and different images and illustrations. Maybe you see something I don’t see?

The painting can also be in this direction,- if you prefer that 😊 Maybe the lady are swimming when I have the painting this way?

I did paint it on impulse,- very impulse,- if I can say it that way? I didn’t have any special kind of imagination or illustrations in my mind or head when I started to paint, not even when I was finish. I just painted, and suddenly it was a funny, cool and colourful result that I’m very pleased with 😊.

Maybe some prefer the painting like this? Maybe there’s the face of an elephant here? Or a fox? Or dog?

I prefer to have the painting like I showed you in my first photo,- but it’s not sure that’s correct for someone else. And that’s one of the great things with this painting,- there’s nothing wrong or correct, and there can be different imagination and illustrations, it’s just depends how you look at it.

What do you think? Maybe a bit confusing painting? And a bit happy too?

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡 Thank you so much for using your time and dropping by my blog today 🧡

See you soon 😊

The painting in “correct” direction for me,- and the title? “Just on impulse” 🎨😊

I’m getting braver and bolder when it comes to my painting- process 🎨. I’m not afraid to try something “new”, and on my first impulse it became this cool, funny, colourful and happy abstract painting “Just on impulse” 😊. Can you see what the illustrations are?🧐😊

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I do not empty all the bottles myself 🍺😅

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧡

As some of you know I really enjoy painting, both on canvas as well as glassbottles. At the moment I’m painting on a lots of different glassbottles 🎨. But where do I get all this different glassbottles from? Because it’s a bit of bottles I have, but I haven’t been emptying all those glassbottles all on my own 😅. I have probably not be able to paint or do anything else at all if that was a issue 😅.

Sometimes friends of my daughter are “collecting” different glassbottles for me,- and this painted glassbottle is to one of “the glassbottles collector”. She likes the ocean and the colour blue,- so then it became “Waves” 🌊.

To one of Mathilde’s friends as a “Thank you” for the different glassbottles she have collected to and for me 🥰

A bit cool this one? The bottle in it’s own way reminds me a bit of “the glassbottles collector”. She is soft and sweet as well as a bit though and rough at the edges too. Just like the waves can be 🌊😊.

I thought it was a bit cool to take photos from and with the beach- it’s “suits” the imagination and illustrations on the glassbottle 🎨🌊.

Like I mention, I have a lost of unpainted glassbottles, ready to be “taken care of” with my brushes and the oilpanting 🎨. Something I’m really looking forward to do, and I have already different ideas, imagination and illustrations I want to paint on the different glassbottles.

I get the glassbottles a bit from “here and there and everywhere”- and in general actually not from my self 😊.

A bit of a “glassbottles collection” I have – painted as well as unpainted 🎨. But I want and will have some more 😅.

Mathilde have sampled glassbottles to me, her friends too, Marius as well and some of my friends too now and then, and sometimes I also gets some glassbottles from Natasja and her cafe in La Cala.

It doesn’t seems like I’m going to be empty for unpainted glassbottles for a while,- but still I’m a bit “worried” for exactly that 😅. Because it’s seems like my brunches don’t want to stop painting for a while,- and then just suddenly a glassbottle or four are finish…..and what if I’m empty for unpainted glassbottles too 😳 😅.

My “laboratory” as one of my daughter’s friend called my painting- place 😅. And yes,- I can understand why he called it a “laboratory” when I see this place through his eyes 🎨😅

I am probably much more “addicted” to the painting on glassbottles than contains what is / has been in the various glassbottles 😊. Imagine that,- but it’s not the worst thing to be “addicted” to I think,- to paint 😊🎨.

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡 Thank you so much for using your time and dropping by my blog today 🧡

See you soon 😊

“Waves”- to a friend of Mathilde,- a “glassbottles collector” 😊

I have a lots of different kinds of empty glassbottles,- but I have no possibility to empty the various liquids that has been in the glassbottles 😳😅. Then I probably wouldn’t be able to paint anything 😅. So I have some “glassbottles collectors” here and there, and now and then they get their own painted glassbottle as a ” “Thank you” for collecting for me- gift” 😊🌊 🎁.

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Me and my trolleys 😊🛒

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧡

As some of you know I haven’t any car at the moment. I haven’t actually had my own car for, I think, around 1, 5 year or something like that. I haven’t had very much use for a car during this corona- situation. But now and then I have been lucky and could borrow a car from good friends if I actually really need to use a car for some of reasons. Or Marius help me out and drive me around a bit “here and there” 🚘. His car is to fancy for me, so I don’t take the chance to borrow it 😅. If I had I have probably bumped into something and destroyed the car, and I don’t want to do that.

But in general I manage to do what I need to do with using my trolleys and my two legs and the train 😊🛒.

Me and my “food shopping trolley”- and a couple of bags too….with food after a tiny food shopping errand 😊🛒.

And it’s actually not very practical to have a car here where I live either, because during the Spring, Summer and Autumn it’s a bit difficult to find a parking place 🚗. It’s not a private parking place to the house, but in general a lots of free parking places to choose between during the early Spring and late Autumn, and of course during the wintertime. The parking places are free all the year around- that’s why it’s so difficult to find a parking place. And because it’s so close to the beach so many people use the parking places in this area 🚘🚗.

I also live so close to the train station it’s actually more practical, and takes shorter time to take the train to the different places where I have some errands to do, then drive a car, and find a parkingplace.

It takes me around 4- 5 minutes to walk to the train from my home, and around 10 or 25 minutes to the different places/”destinations”. It’s depends of course a bit what kind of direction or destination I’m going to, or what I’m going to do, what kind of errands I have or need to do.

4- 5 minutes walk from my home to the train station- this train station 🚂

I didn’t like this “trolley- use” at all in the beginning when I moved to Spain. To be honest I felt a bit stupid when I walked around with my trolley the first times 🙄. Actually a bit shameful 🤭. But that’s because I wasn’t use to use any trolley in Norway 🛒. It’s not many people that use a trolley when they “runs errands” in Norway. Maybe some elderly people now and then, because it makes the shopping so much easier, special when you don’t have a car 🚘. But in general it’s not very often you see someone running around with a trolley “in tow” in Norway.

Here in Spain you see people “here and there and everywhere” walking around with their trolleys, and then it, of course, also felt a bit more natural and normal for me to walk around with my trolley too. And now I don’t care or give my “trolley use” many thoughts at all. It’s actually just one thing I’m thinking about when I’m walking around with my trolley- I can’t use high heels shoes 👢👠. That’s not very practical at all- I have tried 😅. And I like to use high heels, so it’s irritated me a bit for a tiny little while, but okay- it’s more important to get the food safe in the home then feel fancy on my feet 😊.

My trolley after a tiny shopping trip to IKEA 😊. I manage that one too- on my own- me and my trolley on the train 😊

The electricity is expensive here in Spain, and have for some reasons become more expensive during this corona- time 💡. It’s a bit cheaper during the weekend, so I do the clothes washing in the weekends- when the washing machine is in function 🙄. At the moment it’s not in function.

Lucky for me and Mathilde we in general just use the electricity to the lights, the oven, the television and our computer, and yes, of course charging our mobile, and the washing machine 📲.

But the hot water, the heat and the stove are on gas. So we use gas bottles to get hot water, heating up the home and cooking 🎛. For some reasons also the gas bottles are a bit more expensive then before, but it’s still much cheaper to use then the electricity 💡.

But gas bottles have a habit to be empty when they are in use. So I actually also use a trolley for the gas bottles too. Drag them with me to the gas station and change to some new 🔥. The gas station is not fare away either- the map says 400 meter, and a 5 minutes walk, and I think that’s correct too 😊.

I’m actually pretty good on this trolley-thing now 😊. I had never imagined that I should be that some years ago.

Look at this- a trolley for the gas bottle too 😊

Now at days I’m also using my trolley to the laundry because the washing machine is obviously “on strike”. I think it’s just a tiny connection with the “on- button” that’s the challenge- and hopefully not to expensive to fix. Hopefully the electrician can drop by next week and fix it 😊.

On the way back home with clean and dry clothes in my trolley 😊

So I’m using my trolley when I’m running different errands like shopping food or buy necessary boxes at IKEA, change the gas and wash our clothes. Hopefully the last trolley trip is soon over 😊. And it’s a bit exercise in this trolley trilling too. There’s some kilos I’m dragging around with me, that’s for sure 😊.

It’s a bit strange to think about- that I had never in my imagination thought I was going to trilling trolley on weekly basis to run different errands, or not feel stupid and shameful when I’m trolley trilling “here and there and everywhere”- but I’m not, I actually don’t care. I’m just happy and grateful for the trolley solution- it makes my different errands so much easier 😊🛒.

Do you do something necessary in your daily routines or on weekly basis you never had thought about you was going to do “ever never”?

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡 Thank you so much for using your time and dropping by my blog today 🧡

See you soon 😊

Look at my sweet food shopping trolley 😊. And yes- it’s a bit to carry with me when I’m shopping food, but Mathilde does help me carry something too, now and then when she can 😊. It’s a bit more food to buy when we are two in the home then one 😊

I had never in my imagination thought I was going to be a “trolley triller” 😅, and on top of that, be a happy “trolley trillet” too,- but I’m. I’m trilling trolleys a couple of times during the week, and I’m totally fine with the situation 😊 🛒. ( …except from one tiny little fact- I can’t use high heels on my trolley trilling trips- that’s very uncomfortable and not very practical at all 👠).

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